Below is a link that includes a letter I wrote to the Columbia weekly, Free Times, about the green architecture that was used in the construction of Jackson School. Jackson is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Gold school in South Carolina.
I heard an excellent presentation at the Camden Rotary Club today by Amy Schofield, Director of the Kershaw County Library. Amy talked about the many innovative programs and services the Library is doing, but I am expecially grateful for the work the Library is doing with Kershaw County First Steps and a number of other organizations to promote early (ages 0-5) literacy.
Recently, Kirk Mays from KM Productions did a piece with Doby’s Mill Elementary teacher Jakki Wiseman on how she uses a SmartBoard in her classroom. It’s currently running on Truvista Channel 39. A really interesting and enlightening feature! Thanks to Ms. Wiseman and Kirk Mays for making this happen. I believe anyone who watches this will be tremendously impressed!!
I was happy to learn that Lugoff-Elgin High School soccer players Kyle Brosius and Henry Edmonds have been named to the South Carolina Olympic Development team’s 2012 roster. The South Carolina Olympic Development program is part of the process to choose a USA National team and ultimately our Olympic team. A big honor for these young men, LEHS, and Kershaw County!!
We had a water leak in an underground pipe over at North Central High School on Christmas Eve morning. Special thanks to Terry Roddey from our maintenance staff and Director of Operations Billy Smith for quickly getting this problem stabilized on a holiday. This is just another example of the tremendous caliber of folks we have working for us in our District.
Several great pictures of students and staff in this morning’s Chronicle-Independent, including the grand prize winners of the Kershaw County Recreation Department’s annual Christmas Card Contest, a Christmas celebration at Jackson School, and members of the Doby’s Mill “You Go, Girls” running club at the Fitness Zone’s Jingle Bell 5K event. Very cool!!!